Opera San José: Madama Butterfly

Opera San José: Madama Butterfly

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Singing Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Puccini): April 13, 21m, 26*

This is Puccini’s heartbreaking love story of betrayal about an American naval officer who marries a young Japanese girl out of convenience only to leave her as she faithfully awaits his return. Set in 1890’s Japan, this is Puccini’s devastating saga of devotion, tradition, and sacrifice, and one of the most beloved operas of all time. Brad Dalton returns as Stage Director; Joseph Marcheso conducts.

Cio-Cio San - Maria Natale
Pinkerton - Dane Suarez
Sharpless - Trevor Neal
Suzuki - Renee Rapier
Goro - Mason Gates
Bonze - Philip Skinner
Yamadori - Ben Brady
Kate Pinkerton - Katherine Sanford

Conductor - Joseph Marcheso/Dennis Doubin*
Director - Brad Dalton

Opera NEO: Eugene Onegin

Opera NEO: Eugene Onegin

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Singing Lensky in Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky): August 9, 11

“Suarez also lavished his ample tenor on Lensky’s confessional aria “Kuda, kuda” from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, readily engaging that trademark Russian pathos and existential remorse. Opera NEO will stage this popular Tchaikovsky grand opera in its 2019 August summer festival with Suarez as Lensky.” -Ken Herman, San Diego Story